With climate changes becoming increasingly imminent, the transition to a low-carbon and progressively sustainable circular economy represents a more realistic near-future scenario. Hence, the EU has developed a series of initiatives with the aim of redirecting capital towards sustainable businesses. One of the initiatives is the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) which main objective is to create a transparent and systematic framework to prevent misrepresentation of ESG activities or initiatives (greenwashing) while ensuring sustainable financial growth.
ESG is a core part of Crown group’s (with Rausch Capital Luxembourg S.à r.l. as registered AIFM under number A00003593 with the Luxembourg Financial Supervisory Authority “CSSF”) business and is integrated throughout Crown group’s investment process with the purpose, on one hand, to identify and prioritize principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors and on the other hand, to assess sustainability risks on financial returns. Our ESG due diligence framework takes both principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors and sustainability risk on financial returns into account.
Article 3 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088
According to article 3 of the SFDR, financial advisors shall publish on their websites information about their policies on the integration of sustainability risks in their investment decision process.
Crown group’s ESG Policy and Responsible Investment Policy address Crown group’s integration of sustainability risks throughout Crown group’s investment process and operations, including our ESG due diligence framework. Through our ESG due diligence framework, we on one hand identify and prioritize principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors and on the other hand, assess sustainability risks on financial returns.
Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088
In accordance with article 4 of the SFDR, financial market participants – including alternative investment fund managers with less than 500 employees – can choose whether or not to consider principal adverse impact of its investment decisions on sustainability factors.
Although not being legally required to do so, Crown group has decided to consider principal adverse impact of investment decisions on sustainability factors across all managed funds.